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How to Use Concrete to Transform Your Basement

When a lot of people think about concrete, they instantly think about drab, dull and unsightly flooring that they will choose to cover up with an area rug. That type of concrete is a thing of the past. Concrete is the best type of flooring to use for many remodeling projects, such as your basement. Here is how you can use concrete to transform your basement.

Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete is the key to success with remodeling and transforming your basement. Decorative concrete is a type of concrete that has been enhanced in various ways, such as with texture, color and pattern.  A combination of ornamental treatments may be used to create a unique finish for the concrete.

Textured Concrete

When it comes to textured concrete, you have the option of:

  • Stencil
  • Stamped
  • Rock salt
  • Float and towel
  • Broom

Stenciled Concrete

Stenciled concrete is the perfect way to create a unique design in your basement. If you are fond of decorative stamping, this type of concrete is perfect for an alternative. Stenciled concrete is flexible and pleasing to the eye. This is a great way to put a personal spin on your basement.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete can be used to resemble many different designs, such as tile, wood, brick, slate, stone and flagstone. Other names for stamped concrete are imprinted and textured concrete. Give your basement a new look by incorporating stamped concrete in your design.

Rock Salt Finish

Many people are fond of concrete that has a rock salt finish because of its appearance. You can use a rock salt finish in many different ways for your basement. Use concrete with a rock salt finish as a border for different types of concrete, such as broom-textured concrete.

Float and Towel Finish

A lot of people look forward to using concrete with a float and towel finish because they can use their creativity. This type of concrete finish can be used to make many different popular patterns, such as swirls. If you are looking for texture, float and towel finish concrete is perfect to use. The texture for this type of concrete can be coarse, medium or as smooth as you desire.

Broom Finishes

Broom finishes are commonly found in commercial instances, but can still be used in a residential setting. The final finish of the concrete depends upon the type of broom you decide to use. Although this concrete is not one of the most appealing types of concrete finishes, it is perfect for a workshop in the basement or similar instance due to the nonslip surface it provides.

Pricing Options

One of the most beneficial reasons many homeowners use concrete for their flooring and remodeling needs is because of the cost. You can spruce up the concrete in your basement and make it look as if you spent a small fortune even though you only spent a few hundred dollars. Concrete is the perfect choice for homeowners who wish to have a fancy appearance in their basements or other rooms in their home without spending a ton of money.